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LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Lithium is in a class of medications called antimanic agents. It works by decreasing abnormal activity in the brain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.01M
Medicare Part D Claims
$19.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 107,797 $1.83M
New York 86,771 $1.34M
Pennsylvania 74,564 $1.18M
Florida 58,638 $890K
Texas 57,849 $948K
Ohio 56,940 $904K
Massachusetts 49,294 $792K
Illinois 43,725 $680K
Michigan 39,619 $669K
North Carolina 37,289 $613K
Missouri 31,905 $474K
Virginia 31,636 $467K
Wisconsin 31,272 $560K
Washington 30,921 $538K
New Jersey 29,610 $435K
Tennessee 29,010 $466K
Indiana 25,951 $426K
Maryland 23,511 $348K
Minnesota 23,059 $438K
Arizona 23,022 $354K
Connecticut 21,038 $329K
Georgia 20,450 $306K
Kentucky 18,836 $284K
Oregon 18,320 $329K
Alabama 18,162 $247K
Colorado 17,713 $315K
Louisiana 17,176 $243K
Iowa 15,626 $215K
South Carolina 14,007 $228K
Arkansas 13,897 $204K
Puerto Rico 13,307 $148K
Oklahoma 12,646 $186K
Mississippi 12,331 $183K
Maine 11,853 $199K
Kansas 11,088 $167K
West Virginia 10,605 $159K
Nebraska 9,313 $145K
New Hampshire 8,240 $127K
Rhode Island 8,132 $132K
Idaho 8,128 $132K
Utah 8,039 $129K
New Mexico 6,790 $99.9K
Nevada 5,551 $99.9K
Vermont 4,935 $91.2K
Montana 4,525 $73.4K
South Dakota 3,890 $53.4K
Delaware 3,217 $57.8K
Hawaii 3,188 $51.6K
North Dakota 2,607 $44K
Alaska 2,374 $38.6K
Wyoming 1,669 $31.2K
District of Columbia 1,666 $27.8K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for LITHIUM CARBONATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MICHAEL REINSTEIN PSYCHIATRIST

Psychiatry

Claims Filled983

SKOKIE

Illinois

MARK SLAVEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled754

ONEIDA

New York

MARY GALONSKI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled674

KITTANNING

Pennsylvania

ROBERT MORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled653

ADA

Oklahoma

SYLVIA LAGDAN ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled651

TACOMA

Washington

SYAM KUNAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled639

REDLANDS

California

ERIC RITTERHOFF MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled576

MOLINE

Illinois

PAUL GROSS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled572

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

KENNETH WRIGHT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled567

BENTON

Arkansas

STEVEN ORTELL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled546

ELKHORN

Wisconsin

MOHAMMAD HASAN MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled535

BECKLEY

West Virginia

CHARLES RODWELL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled520

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

ROBERT PARSONSON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled519

KIRKSVILLE

Missouri

DEBBIE WEAVER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled518

BALTIMORE

Maryland

FERNANDO LOPEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled511

DOTHAN

Alabama

KRISTEN GRABLE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled510

DALLAS

Texas

JOEL PECK M.D.

Claims Filled497

AIEA

Hawaii

SANJAY JAIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled460

HACKETTSTOWN

New Jersey

BRIAN EGGENER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled454

WAUSAU

Wisconsin

PHILLIP IMMESOETE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled448

PEORIA

Illinois

VIKRAM MEHRA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled442

HOUSTON

Texas

PHILLIP ROWDEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled441

OLLA

Louisiana

TIMOTHY EGAN

Psychiatry

Claims Filled440

DULUTH

Minnesota

MOHD MALIK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled433

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

DENNIS WAYNE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled411

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania